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1971-07-26, File Photo - Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott salutes the American flag at the the Hadley-Apennine lunar landing site. The Lunar Module "Falcon" is partially visible on the right.<br />
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Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fourth mission to land on the Moon. It was the first of what were termed "J missions", long duration stays on the Moon with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. The mission began on July 26, 1971, and concluded on August 7th.<br />
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Commander David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin spent three days on the Moon and a total of 18¬Ω hours outside the spacecraft on lunar extra-vehicular activity. <br />
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Image Credit: NASA
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1971-07-26, File Photo - Apollo 15 Commander Dave Scott salutes the American flag at the the Hadley-Apennine lunar landing site. The Lunar Module "Falcon" is partially visible on the right.

Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the Apollo program and the fourth mission to land on the Moon. It was the first of what were termed "J missions", long duration stays on the Moon with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. The...
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